Yum Berry

Used In: Immune

Yum Berry, also called Yang Mei, waxberry or China Bayberry, is a fruit of the wax myrtle tree. It is a spherical red dimpled fruit with a soft skin and flesh and a hard side in the middle. Yum Berry's unique flavor is mixture of many red fruits such as cranberry, cherry and pomegranate.

The fruit has been harvested for thousands of years in China and used medicinally for centuries. To this day a basket of yum berry's is a popular gift of friendship in China. In China, over 865,000 acres is needed to accommodate yum berry's demand . This is about twice the 432,000 acres used in the U.S. used to grow apples.

Yum Berry is high in antioxidants, vitamins (A, B1, B2, B6, C, E and folacin), thiamine, riboflavin and carotene. In addition, yang mei contains selenium (which enhances the activity of vitamin E), ellagic acid, quercetin and myricetin.

Many of the berry's health benefits come from its abundant source of OPCs (Oligomeric Proantho Cyanidins). They are the most powerful class of free-radical-scavenging antioxidants and believed to support every metabolic system in the body.

Twenty times more powerful than Vitamin C and 50 times more potent than Vitamin E, Yum Berry’s OPCs have also been shown to boost the immune system, lower blood pressure, help lower LDL cholesterol levels and increase strength and elasticity of blood vessels while slowing down the collapse of collagen, keeping skin firm, smooth and wrinkle free.

Yum Berry also aids saliva secretion, and will clear up hard digested food in your stomach and has the potential to cure persistent purging of the bowels (diarrhea!), bellyache, and also can inhibit E.Coli

5 reasons to add Yum Berry to your diet:

  • cardiovascular system protection
  • helps prevent body sugar from being converted to fat
  • relief and possible prevention of arthritis
  • protection for eyesight
  • reduces LDL cholesterol & increase HDL (good cholesterol)